Jun 232013
 

2 Red bell peppers
3 Roma tomatoes
2 Cloves peeled
1 Shallot peeled
1 T Red wine vinegar
Olive oil as needed
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Generously coat peppers, tomatoes, garlic and shallot with olive oil.  Line sheet pan with parchment. Add the coated vegetables and roast in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  When peppers and tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove seeds and peels.  Place all the veg and any residual olive oil and juices in a food processor,  Puree until smooth, add vinegar and pulse.  Adjust flavor with salt and pepper.

Oct 122012
 

4 Pegasas filets
8 oz frozen spinach well drained
8 oz. Heavy cream
¼ C Freshly grated parm
5 T unsalted butter
4 T Panko
1 Shallot VERY thinly sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1 whole clove
1 T All purpose flour
¼ t nutmeg

In heavy non stick skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Brown fish on both sides-do not cook fully through. Remove fillets to plate,
In the same pan, add flour and whisk to combine. Add shallot, garlic, clove and nutmeg. Stir to combine, add cheese and continue to stir until all the cheese is melted. Return fillets to pan, panko on top and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

Aug 112012
 

3-4 Lb Whole Chicken brined over night
1/2 C Good Balsamic Vinegar
3 T Agave Syrup
2 T EVOO
1 T Paprika
1 Shallot minced
1 Sprig Thyme stripped
1 Clove Garlic minced
1/4 t Cayenne Pepper
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

In small sauce pan over low heat, sweat shallot and garlic, add thyme, cayenne, vinegar, and agave. Reduce glaze by 1/3. Allow to cool.
Rinse and pat dry chicken. Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Truss or don’t and place chicken breast side up in roasting pan. Roast @ 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Brush chicken with glaze. Reduce heat to 350 and continue to cook for 40 minutes or until instant read thermometer inserted in the thigh reaches 165 degrees. Allow chicken to rest at least 15 minutes before carving.